Reiterating Realms of Innovation

Reworking the ideas from earlier this week, this framework illustration adapts the ‘Realms and Filters’ that i shared yesterday. Instead of showing them in two rings, i am representing them on one plane.

This work is really just conceptual right now: incomplete, and i am feeling no real need to complete it. It’s an early way to juggle a number of disparate ideas in my head.

There is the notion of ‘frames’ of understanding: the idea that what we know, our intact mental landscape, both optimises us, and limits us – hence the idea that one aspect of innovation is to fracture the frames.

There is the idea of occlusion: that what we know may actively hinder us understanding or conceptualising the new – trapped by existing knowledge.

There is the idea of the unknowable – which i have iterated here to be that which we cannot discover through existing tools or methods – so not unknowable at all, but unknowable to us until or unless we fracture something else.

Somehow this will tie back into the other work shared earlier in the week: which considers three perspectives on ‘how’ we innovate. I have not attempted yet to reconcile the two pieces into one view.

About julianstodd

Author, Artist, Researcher, and Founder of Sea Salt Learning. My work explores the context of the Social Age and the intersection of formal and social systems.
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